May 23, 1996
Clark Named Outstanding Agriculture Professor
Animal and food science Professor Perry W. Clark is the recipient of the 1996 Outstanding Faculty-Teaching Award for the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences at UW-River Falls.
The award was presented to the Ellsworth resident during the college's annual banquet. Selection is based on nominations from students and faculty, and is awarded jointly by the college and the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.
Student evaluations consistently rank Clark near the top in the department and college, Dean Gary Rohde said. He has been an outstanding faculty member and has provided excellent leadership in the dairy science program, Rohde said.
Clark joined the animal and food science department in 1982. He holds a bachelor's degree from UW-River Falls, with his master's and doctorate in dairy husbandry from the University of Missouri. His primary teaching focuses on principles of nutrition, with additional courses including introduction to animal science, agriculture biochemistry, advanced nutrition, physiology of lactation, dairy cattle evaluation, and dairy production.
Clark has been active in college and University committees, including the student retention task force, academic standards, research & extension, and scholarship committees. He has been the recipient of funding for ongoing research projects for feeding trials of dairy cattle.
He serves as a department faculty coordinator for intern students in animal science and coordinates the Extended Degree course in animal nutrition. He has been a primary advisor to the Dairy Club since 1982 and has coached the Diary Cattle Judging Team. In 1990 he was selected as the University Club Advisor of the Year by the Student Activities Office. He serves as academic advisor to 30-40 dairy students each year.
In addition to a certificate of recognition, Clark received a $250 honorarium from the UW-RF Foundation.